NCU NEWS Month: April 2016

Academic Creativity & Excellence Winners are Announced

Academic Creativity & Excellence Winners are Announced

ACE Day is Academic Creativity and Excellence day, the semi-annual research colloquium. The first ACE Day happened in Spring 2010. At first, ACE Day for fall term was only a half day, but as December graduation grew, so did December ACE Day. This Spring, there were 62 presentations delivered by 70 students: 42  were senior capstones, six were honors contracts, and the remaining 14 ...


Center for Leadership & Ethics Announces Award Recipients

Center for Leadership & Ethics Announces Award Recipients

The advisory board for Northwest Christian University’s Center for Leadership & Ethics has named local philanthropist and business leader Ada O.L. Lee, Market of Choice, and Holt International as the recipients of this year’s Exemplary Ethical Leadership Awards, the Center’s highest honor. “These awards are significant because they recognize individuals and businesses for consistently demonstrating honorable and ethical practices while achieving ...


Beacons For Life: Senior Banquet

Beacons For Life: Senior Banquet

Graduating seniors will gather for the Inaugural Senior Banquet Celebration: Beacons for Life, slated for Wed., April 27, 2016, in the NCU Banquet Room. “This is going to be a fun evening for the Class of 2016 as they gather to celebrate graduation, enjoy each other’s company, give thanks, and look forward to what is next in their lives,” said Corynn ...


Mentors & Mentees Gather For Annual Luncheon

Mentors & Mentees Gather For Annual Luncheon

Forty students, mentors, and advisory board members participating in Northwest Christian University’s Center for Leadership & Ethics program gathered for an end of the semester luncheon in the Burke-Griffeth Banquet Room. During the school year, 16 students were paired with community leaders who served as mentors.  The students and their mentors met regularly throughout the year to discuss school, careers, and ...


Study Abroad Crafts Fair Set for Saturday

Study Abroad Crafts Fair Set for Saturday

Northwest Christian Universitystudents who will study abroad or go on mission trips this summer are holding a crafts fair to raise money to offset the expenses related to their travel. Alleya Harris, a junior, exercise science major from Gilchrist, Oregon, will teach English at Dankook University in South Korea.  “’My burning conviction is that there is a whole wide world beyond ...


Speaker Announced For 117th Commencement

Speaker Announced For 117th Commencement

Professor, author, and pastor, Rev. Dr. A.J. Swoboda will be the commencement speaker at Northwest Christian University’s 117th graduation ceremony slated for Sat., May 7, 2016, at 10 A.M. in the Morse Events Center. Rev. Dr. Swoboda is pastor of Theophilus, a Christian Community in Southwest Portland, whose mission is to believe, embody, and bear the Good News of Jesus in ...


President Womack Presents Award for Education & Schools

President Womack Presents Award for Education & Schools

President Joe Womack was an award presenter at the 12th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award Luncheon, organized by The Register-Guard and United Way of Lane County. The luncheon is part of the Community Leaders Together program, focused on volunteerism. Three finalists within eight categories are selected from hundreds of nominations honoring individuals and teams who serve as a volunteer. Naoko Manabe ...


Ross B. Evans Chapel Packed With People, Disney and Cupcakes!

Ross B. Evans Chapel Packed With People, Disney and Cupcakes!

Nearly 1,000 community members, students, and friends of Northwest Christian University laughed, booed, cried and cheered along with the characters during the five performances of Spring Desserts: A Night of Disney held recently in the Ross B. Evans Chapel on campus. “All in all, it was a smashing hit! We received incredibly positive feedback from the community who appreciated not only ...


NCU Graduation Activities Announced

NCU Graduation Activities Announced

The schedule of events for students graduating from Northwest Christian University has been announced.  Graduation is held in the Morse Events Center on campus located at the corner of Alder Street and 11th Avenue on Sat., May 7, 2016, with the Commencement Ceremony beginning at 10:00 AM Graduation festivities begin with Senior Chapel on Fri., April 22, 2016, at 11 A.M. ...


Tickets Still Available Desserts: A Night of Disney

Tickets Still Available Desserts: A Night of Disney

There are still a few tickets remaining for tonight's opening night of Spring Desserts: A Night of Disney, presented by the Northwest Christian University's Choir & Orchestra, Jazz Band, and it's talented a capella group Willow. A limited number of tickets are available for performances on Saturday and Sunday as well. Music from Disney favorites including Lion King, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, ...


Professor’s Book is Translated into Arabic

Professor’s Book is Translated into Arabic

Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church (Baker Academic, 2007), a book by Dr. Ronald E. Heine, Professor Emeritus of Bible and Theology, was recently translated into Arabic by the academic publisher Maktaba Dar El Kalema in Cairo, Eygpt. The book examines how the leaders of the church in the first four Christian centuries read the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) ...


Montgomery Elected President of ISRI

Montgomery Elected President of ISRI

Dr. Marilyn Montgomery, Ph.D., associate professor of counseling at NCU, has been named the president of the International Society for Research on Identity (ISRI), a prestigious forum for identity theorists and researchers around the globe to share their ideas and findings regarding the problems and prospects of human self-definition. “I am honored to be the president of ISRI for the next ...


NCU Student Receives Soroptimist Scholarship

NCU Student Receives Soroptimist Scholarship

Soroptimist International of Eugene has award Sonja Towner, a Northwest Christian University sophomore Psychology major from Springfield, Ore., a $2,500 Live Your Dream scholarship to offset costs of attending school. “I am so thankful for the Eugene Soroptimist’s generosity and to have been chosen to receive the Live Your Dream scholarship,” said Towner, a transfer student to NCU from Lane Community ...


NCU Student Crowned Miss Douglas County

NCU Student Crowned Miss Douglas County

Raechel Warren, a sophomore from Roseburg, Oregon, was recently crowned Miss Douglas County. “I am so honored and excited to be a recipient of such an esteemed titled,” sad Warren, a 2014 Roseburg High School graduate.  “I can’t wait to represent and serve the county and town where I grew up.” A past winner of the local Distinguished Young Scholarship pageant (formerly ...


NCU Fills Bins With Warmth

NCU Fills Bins With Warmth

Catholic Community Services of Lane County recognized Northwest Christian University students, faculty and staff for their generosity and work to fill collection bins on campus with new and gently used winter clothes and linens for community members experiencing poverty or homelessness. “I am proud how our campus comes together to support our neighbors in need through Catholic Community’s Services and other important ...


NCU Does Well in Oregon Colleges Ranked by Earning Potential

NCU Does Well in Oregon Colleges Ranked by Earning Potential

Northwest Christian University is ranked 12th among Oregon’s Top 25 public and private universities for how much students earn per year after enrolling in a particular school. According to a recent article in The Oregonian newspaper, based on survey information released by the Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, the median salary for an NCU graduate a decade after enrolling is $38,500 per ...


NCU Students Use Sandwiches to Break Down Stereotypes

NCU Students Use Sandwiches to Break Down Stereotypes

Northwest Christian University students will hit the streets on Saturday, April 2, 2016, armed with 150 sandwiches, open ears, and warm hearts when they serve lunch to homeless men, women, and families living in Eugene’s downtown. “Meeting homeless men and women where they are in their journey helps our students break down barriers and debunk stereotypes about some of our community’s ...